Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Mixed state entanglement for holographic axion model
Department of Physics and Siyuan Laboratory, Jinan University, Guangzhou, 510632, China
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Accepted: 13 April 2020
Published online: 15 May 2020
We study the mixed state entanglement in a holographic axion model. We find that the holographic entanglement entropy (HEE), mutual information (MI) and entanglement of purification (EoP) exhibit very distinct behaviors with system parameters. The HEE exhibits universal monotonic behavior with system parameters, while the behaviors of MI and EoP relate to the specific system parameters and configurations. We find that MI and EoP can characterize mixed state entanglement better than HEE since they are less affected by thermal effects. Specifically, the MI partly cancels out the thermal entropy contribution, while the holographic EoP is not dictated by the thermal entropy in any situation. Moreover, we argue that EoP is more suitable for describing mixed state entanglement than MI. Because the MI of large configurations are still dictated by the thermal entropy, while the EoP will never be controlled only by the thermal effects.
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